My Build Price: Now vs. Then

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My Build Price: Now vs. Then

Post by Sowser » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:17 pm

I bought the parts for my rig in 03/09 from NewEgg and I thought it would be interesting to go back and look at the parts six months later to see what has changed. I factored out the combo deals and mail in rebates figuring they would come close to canceling out. Some of the items are no longer available from Newegg so I included them at the lowest price at which I could find them. Here are the results!

LG Super Multi Blue
I paid: $105
Now: $110

Core i7 CPU
I paid: $290
Now: $280

Western Digital Caviar Green Hard Drives X 6
I paid: $540
Now: $510

G.SKILL TITAN 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk
I paid: $325
Now: $340

SAPPHIRE 100270SR Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB
I paid: $280
Now: $225

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W
I paid: $150
Now: $140

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
I paid: $150
Now: $155

ASUS P6T Deluxe Mother Board
I paid: $300
Now: $290

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit OS
I paid: $180
Now: $170

Rosewill RNX-N4 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 Gigabit Router
I paid: $75
Now: $40

Rosewill RNX-N1 IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB2.0 Wireless-N 2.0 Dongle
I paid: $35
Now: $22

Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000
I paid: $90
Now: $83

Logitech G7 Mouse
I paid: $73
Now: $73

Logitech Pro 2000
I paid: $30
Now $30

Antec Twelve Hundred
I paid: $160
Now: $170

XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse pad
I paid: $17
Now: $14

Logitech 980186-0403 Silver USB Desktop Microphone
I paid: $20
Now: $20

32'' LG 1080P HDTV
I paid: $700
Now: $500

Total Then: $3,323
Total Now: $2,968
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Re: My Build Price: Now vs. Then

Post by bubba » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:28 pm

I try not to look at what stuff cost me compared to what it cost now, I'd never stop crying.

But I don't think I could ever bring myself to pay $73 for a mouse, except if it was maybe a Space Navigator SE... I'd give my left nut for a Space Pilot Pro
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Re: My Build Price: Now vs. Then

Post by Illuminati » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:12 pm

Aside from the $200 price drop on the 32" LCD, I'm impressed with how much value your rig has kept in the last 6 months!!
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Re: My Build Price: Now vs. Then

Post by ibleet » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:40 pm

Illuminati wrote:Aside from the $200 price drop on the 32" LCD, I'm impressed with how much value your rig has kept in the last 6 months!!
Yep, but don't expect that trend to continue now that i5 has been released.

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Re: My Build Price: Now vs. Then

Post by skier » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:22 am

my build is a little more...deactivated...

Board: EVGA 750i FTW, was $180, now $138+ if you can find it at all
CPU: E7200 was $119.99, now $103+ if you can find it at the right sketchy e-tailer
GPUs: ASUS EN9600 GSO TOP, was $82/$62(two separate purchases) now $96 at amazon

newegg doesnt carry much of what i still run
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Re: My Build Price: Now vs. Then

Post by The Flying Pig » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:25 am

Illuminati wrote:Aside from the $200 price drop on the 32" LCD, I'm impressed with how much value your rig has kept in the last 6 months!!
+1

But I'm with Bubba.. I try to not look at how much my rig depreciates. :drinkers:
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Re: My Build Price: Now vs. Then

Post by NAiLs » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:57 pm

bubba wrote:I try not to look at what stuff cost me compared to what it cost now, I'd never stop crying.

But I don't think I could ever bring myself to pay $73 for a mouse, except if it was maybe a Space Navigator SE... I'd give my left nut for a Space Pilot Pro
You should try on the Razer Mamba!! I bought one, but only b/c Dell gave me a $50 credit for their online store. Awesome mouse, for the most part.. Retail price is $130.
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Re: My Build Price: Now vs. Then

Post by JMMD » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:16 pm

Prices always fall. The only thing you can do is try and jump on really good deals when they happen. I also tend to buy one gen behind the latest gen especially with video cards.

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Re: My Build Price: Now vs. Then

Post by Guru » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:30 pm

Price always fall which is true but if you happen to buy "most popular" thing then, the price aint going to go down. Even if you wait 6months or a year...it just won't go down because of the popularity. At the end, it really depends on what components you get.

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